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Report: Growth rate for service offerings to soar

VSaaS, ACaaS expected to enjoy some of highest growth rates in security equipment and services market during forecast period

WELLINGBOROUGH, England—The North American market for physical security equipment and services is poised to exceed $61 billion by 2018, up from $44.4 billion in revenues in 2013, according to a new report, “Physical Security Equipment & Services Report—2014,” from IHS

Your (physical security news coverage) wish is my desire!

Monday, September 8, 2014

I’ve got a few big events on my upcoming schedule, and I’m looking to you, my readers, to let me know what focus you’d like me to take in covering them for Security Director News.

First up, I’ll be attending the 8th annual New England ORC Symposium and Trade Show in Worcester, Mass.

Awards will be handed out, which are so important to honor individuals who go above and beyond these days to excel in the fight against ORC, but the educational, networking and career development program at the show also looks great. The show, Sept. 18, will feature speakers from CVS Caremark, JC Penney, the FBI, Polk County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office, Compass and more.

Retail/LP readers, what are your pressing ORC issues and questions? Let me know, I’ll ask and do my very best to get them addressed for you!

Soon after the NEORCA conference, I’ll be heading to ASIS’ 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Atlanta. My schedule for those three days is getting full, but I’ve specifically asked to speak with end users at the show. So far, so good. I have some lined up to discuss how they’re using the latest in physical security technology. If you can’t attend the show—or even if you are and your schedule doesn’t permit you to visit every booth and attend every education program you’d like—what do you want to know? What are your chief areas of interest? Access control? Biometrics? Video analytics? Privacy issues?

I aim to please, so let me know, and I’ll do my best with coverage of the show that is most important to you.

Meanwhile, thanks for reading and keep in touch.






N.C. school district moves from people to tech for access control

42 schools to receive Aiphone system

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Visitors to most schools in the New Hanover County district at the start of the new school year will be viewed on video before being allowed in.

Chui’s facial-recognition access control ‘hard to fool’

Aimed first at residences, new company wants to expand to commercial sector

DALLAS—Common Desk, a co-working space for freelancers, start-up companies, artists and others, has been testing a facial-recognition solution as a smart access control system to identify and track how and when members are using the facility.

Setting up security at 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion

Many stakeholders involved in lengthy process

NEW YORK—Cameras, access control, intrusion detectors, magnetometers, radio communication: There’s much involved in designing a new facility’s complete security system. When you’re designing that system for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion, it’s even more complicated.

District leverages school security system

Rural area uses cameras for student discipline, too

NORTH BEND, Neb.—The North Bend Central Public School District secures its schools from intruders and protects against violence with Genetec’s Security Center. In doing so, it has witnessed fewer incidents of vandalism and student shenanigans, too.

University goes for online access control


BOSTON—Northeastern University is replacing key-based locks with online access control on 8,000 doors in its 36 residence halls and other facilities.

Sweet 16 riot leads to more interest in new security system at University of Kentucky

Dallmann Systems, ‘has satisfaction of our installation at work’ when students set fire to a car after NCAA national championship

LEXINGTON, Ky.—A security system installed by Dallmann Systems led to the arrest of three students who set fire to a car during a riot that ensued after the University of Kentucky beat Louisville in the April 1 NCAA Sweet 16 game.

New Iverify CEO sees bigger opportunities with end users

‘We intend to compete in all segments,’ Sean Forrest says

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In addition to adding new customers, Sean Forrest, the newly named CEO of Iverify, sees an immediate opportunity to offer more services to end users already using its systems.

Q&A with Axis co-founder Martin Gren

Axis developing own access conrol product

Security Systems News Editor Martha Entwistle recently returned from the Milestone conference where partners, including Axis, extolled the virtues of the VMS.